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North Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TG 28621 33072


SWAFIELD TRUNCH ROAD TG 23 SE 3/93 Church of St. Nicholas 16.4.55 - II*

Parish church. Early C14 west tower, nave and chancel C15. Restored 1861 and 1958. Flint with ashlars dressings. Nave thatched, chancel roof of slate. 3 stage tower, externally undivided, supported by diagonal buttresses to first stage only. 3-light Perpendicular west window. Brick lattice slits to ringing chamber and 2-light Perpendicular belfry windows. Crenellated parapet with flushwork. Diagonal nave buttresses to west, otherwise stepped side buttresses. Gabled south porch with hollow and wave moulded arched entrance. Inner doorway with similar mouldings and late C15 door. Cinquefoiled cusped side lights to porch. Blocked north door. 3 3-light ogeed Perpendicular panel tracery nave windows to north and south under brick relieving arches. 2 3-light Perpendicular windows to north and south chancel walls separated by a stepped buttress. Priests' door to south. Diagonal east buttresses flank 4-light C19 Perpendicular east window. Rood staircase impinges on one light of eastern nave window on north side. Interior. Chamfered tower arch. Hollow chamfered chancel arch with semi-circular responds and polygonal capitals. Nave roof of moulded arched braces rising to moulded principals. One tier butt purlins and ridge piece, both also moulded. Junction of principals and ridge piece covered by bosses. C19 chancel roof of arched braces to principals, collars, one tier moulded butt purlins and ridge piece. Octagonal C19 font with traceried stem and quatre- foils to bowl. C15 chancel screen extensively restored but retaining traceried dado with 8 painted panels depicting Saints. Ogeed piscina in chancel with tracery panels above arch.

Listing NGR: TG2862133072


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This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 08 Apr 2003
Reference: IOE01/10476/19
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Neil Hartley. Source Historic England Archive
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